In our last post, we gave a partial recap of some of the greatest new GT-R parts displayed at Tokyo Auto Salon 2017. For this post, we’re going to continue our coverage with some of our other “must see” picks for the new year!
TAS 2017 is considered by many as the “return of classic Top Secret;” the reason for this comes from the debut of their “VR32 Skyline GT-R.” The VR32 is an incredible mash-up of two of Nissan’s most popular sports cars, the R32 Skyline GT-R and the current R35 GT-R. With the entire driveline transplanted and retrofitted from an R35 into a heavily modified R32 chassis. Top Secret even went as far as fitting the interior and the entire carbon-composite front core support from an R35!
Top Secret also had several R35 GT-Rs on display featuring a large collection of both their existing and newly debuted parts. They even had a brand new 2017 GT-R on display, which featured their first full replacement side skirt set for the R35 GT-R. Their silver WTAC-veteran silver circuit demo car was also on display, as well as several customer R35s, including the fully-tuned, custom red painted car pictured.
For 2017, Aimgain again drew inspiration from the GT-R Nismo and GT3 race car when designing their revised GT widebody kit. Aimgain’s GT Line of aero parts are meant to transform the look of traditional sports cars by adding a unique “wide and low” appearance.
The 2017 Version kit adds some of Nissan’s newest design elements includes a GT3 / Nismo-inspired front bumper, front grille, and front lip spoiler. The remainder of the kit adds elements of Aimgain’s “wide and low” styling, including their side under spoilers (side skirts), rear under spoiler and diffuser set, and Aimgain’s unique wide body front fenders (50mm wider), and rear fenders(80mm wider).
The bolt-on over fender craze has finally made its way to the classic R32 GT-R with the newest kit from Pandem (Rocket Bunny). Featuring massive front and rear over fenders, the kit adds some serious girth to the R32 chassis! Also included in the kit is a front lip spoiler and side skirt set featuring clean and simple lines. The primer grey demo car on display at TAS also featured the all-carbon fiber version of the optional Duck Tail Rear Wing, as well as a set of custom 6666 Wheels by Enkei, and a Greddy exhaust.
With the release of the facelifted 2017 GT-R, all the popular Japanese manufacturers jumped on the opportunity to produce new parts for the massively updated exterior. Rowen was no exception, keeping to their annual tradition of new aero parts for the R35. For 2017, rather than immediately jumping to creating an aggressive or wild-looking kit, consisting of replacement bumpers and the like, the designers at Rowen opted for a simpler, add-on lip kit to compliment the new GT-R’s already muscular aero. The kit consists of a front lip spoiler, side skirts, rear under spoiler extensions and a brand new rear wing and trunk spoiler combination. The black 2017 demo car also featured Rowen’s line of titanium exhaust parts.
Crystal Eye is known in Japan for their impressive LED lamp upgrades for various cars. At Tokyo Auto Salon 2017, they released their next generation of upgraded tail lamps for R35 Nissan GT-R. Crystal Eye’s Double Fiber Ring LED Tail Lamps feature a unique “finned” design with LED illuminated rings, turn signals and reverse lamps. The tail lamps are available with either classic red lens, or smoked clear lens for those that like the “blacked out” look.